Unusual Thanksgiving dishes

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Unusual Thanksgiving dishes
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:05am
In an effort to deflect the inanity that other threads have devolved into, let's do something different. Do you serve any unusual dishes or anything with a special family history? And for those of you who make stuffing, what kind and why? And do you actually stuff the bird?

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:16am

I don't know that we do anything that unusual.

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Kitty

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:25am

No, nothing unusual here.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:27am

I love oyster stuffing.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:27am

Nothing unusual here.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:32am

There's a place at Arundel Mills Mall--Damon's maybe??--that has THE. BEST. sweet potato crisp.

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Kitty

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:34am
We have a lot of dishes that come from my maternal grandfather's German heritage but I was an adult before I made the connection. He was born in 1900 and lived through all the anti-German prejudice of the WWI era and I think learned to hide his German roots. I make a sausage stuffing, a slaw, and rutabagas in memory of Grandpa. We don't stuff the bird but I fill the cavity with sage, lemons, oranges, and onions before I cook it.
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:36am

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Kitty

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:38am

EXTENDED family esp my own's tradition is unique in that they serve the usual, turkey and dressing stuff but always something italian too, that might be rigatoni w/italian sausage or/and braciole.

 

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:38am

Nothing unusual here.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:40am
I grow sage in pots and bring the pot inside about the first of Novmber and cut about half a dozen stalks for a medium-size bird, plus a big onion quartered, and a big orange sliceed aand a couple of lemons sliiced.

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